My vanity area aka "The more space I have...the more stuff I'll get to fill it." :P


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At the moment I've got a fairly modest collection (by Specktra standards, anyway) but given the exponential growth rate of my collection since December 2007, it's safe to say I probably shouldn't be looking to expand my storage capacity anytime soon. :p

Anyway, onto (yet another) Malm vanity. Our master bedroom has been done in black/brown Malm furniture and red accents for 2 years, so the fact that the vanity worked for this purpose was a total bonus. Thanks to MissChievous for addressing some lighting questions I had last year when I picked up the table.

...The bf wants to rig something to my table so it sounds like a weapons cache when it opens.



Palette holder:


Brush holder: (Primarily MAC; some Sigma Makeup)


Nail stuff: (China Glaze, Konad accessories, hand treatments etc.)


Face: (Assorted Studio Fix powders; Full Coverage foundation; MSF; Mineralize Blush; Prep & Prime Translucent powder; bronzer; Solar bits; concealer etc.):

Eyes: (Fluidlines; Paint pots/samples etc.)

Other: (CK Euphoria; Body Shop perfume)


Eyes: (Liquid last liner; glitter liner; shadesticks; UDPP; Fyrinnae eye primer; paint; Too Faced lash injection mascara etc.)

Lips: (Lipsticks; lipglasses; lip gloss)

Other: (Prep & Prime assorted; Matte texture; Faces Metaliglow; Pro paintsticks)


Pigment storage and Sigma Makeup brush roll:


Pigments and loose shadows:
(Fyrinnae pigment box; the other box contains MAC pigment samples, mixing medium, lash glue etc.)


Green/gold palette:


New polish storage! (My recent project, of sorts... It's a Billy bookcase from IKEA. I installed a light on the inside and added a glass door. Plus I changed the doorknob accessory just to make it a tad more interesting. I may swap all the inner shelves for glass shelves so my top light shines all the way through but I haven't decided yet. Right now the only thing on my glass shelf are two lonely NfuOhs. FYI...this MUST be mounted to the wall. Safety first!)


If anybody has any specific questions, please let me know.
Thanks for letting me share!

miss sha

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Omg everything is so neat and organized! I love the color scheme too. Awesome collection!


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omggg i wish i was as organized as you!!!! hmm i love your vanityy could you sharre the wealth and tell me where i can buy something similar?


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Originally Posted by Stephy171
omggg i wish i was as organized as you!!!! hmm i love your vanityy could you sharre the wealth and tell me where i can buy something similar?

Thanks. (Thanks everybody!)

The vanity itself comes from IKEA. You'll find it listed under MALM dressing tables. There's a smaller one out now and it is far more practical in my opinion, as it is better suited for small rooms and comes with a sheet of glass to cover the top (which makes cleaning up makeup mess a whole lot easier!)

Some of the organizers are also from IKEA (e.g. the one the lippies and glosses are in as well as the one for shadesticks/UDPP etc.) The exact set I bought doesn't appear to be on the website but you can check out the other stuff available in the Anordna range. Any of the shorter ones should fit the drawer specifications.

The organizers for the pigments are simple craft storage containers and they can be picked up at Walmart (or something equivalent) for $3CAN.

The palette holder is a standard DVD holder that can be purchased from Solutions (Canada) or The Container Store (US).

The holders for the polishes and the foundation/blushes are inverted 3-tiered acrylic shelf organizers by InterDesign. In the US you can probably find them at The Container Store as well. (In Canada I found them at Solutions for $15 and Kitchen Stuff Plus for $12).

Hope that helps someone!


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So gorgeous, I will be picking up some of those three tiered storage containers!

Also, I love the organization!


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Originally Posted by Strawberrymold
I love your brush holder, where did you get it?

LOL Thanks.

Unfortunately (I am sorry to say) it is not something I would recommend as a brush holder. It is a handmade Italian glass piece from The Bombay Company that my grandmother bought some time ago. She has a penchant for buying pretty things and when I went to visit her earlier in the year she said... "Take it. That way I can buy something new for the table."

Ordinarily I would NEVER have bought such a thing to store brushes in (though I do love the stuff at that store) but my bedroom is red and black and I figured if it was going to sit on the vanity anyway, it might as well be put to good use.

(I nearly had a heart attack transporting it on the plane though.)

Until I got this my brush holders consisted of several rectangular vases from the dollar store (which I have since planted several small plants into.)

Sorry I couldn't be of more help!


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Originally Posted by JStarJStar
LOVE the labeling you've done! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!

Um... LOL That's the bizarre OCD behaviour that my bf has to contend with every day. :p

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